Excl: #Labour HQ defunded marginals. Corbyn achieved this DESPITE them #GE17

Whispers up corners, should not be the way in which so important a political party works. So many people rely on us to get this right.

The SKWAWKBOX

Now that polling stations have closed, the SKWAWKBOX can reveal that Labour’s HQ, in complete contrast to the aggressive, energetic campaign of the party’s leader, mandated a purely defensive strategy for this election – and cost Labour the keys to 10 Downing Street.

The Blairites at headquarters – national and in many regions – presumably either not believing Labour could win seats from the Tories, or in some cases even hoping for a poor result, decided to circle the wagons around existing seats, particularly favouring those occupied by so-called ‘centrists’.

This meant that – at the instigation of senior HQ figures and right-wing NEC members – almost no resources were made available for the fight to win Tory-held marginals or even to defend Labour-held ones. Seats with a majority of below 3,000.

mcnicolExamples:

In and around Merseyside were two extremely marginal constituencies. One, Wirral West, had an…

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